Fighting cancer is a cause that is easy to rally around and one that many people will gladly support. The Huntsman Cancer Institute is working hard to discover new ways to treat cancer, and 100% of the money you raise goes to fund lifesaving research. We want to be sure that we are doing everything we can to help you so you can make the largest impact possible.
SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Your personal page is a great way to let people know why you are fundraising for cancer research. Are you participating in honor of a friend or family member? Or for you yourself? Personalize your web page with a story and photos; a real-life story makes fundraising personal and powerful. Remember to set your fundraise goal.
MAKE A LIST AND SEND AN EMAIL, TEXT MESSAGE, OR LETTER
Personally asking someone for a donation is one of the most successful ways to fundraise. Make a list of potential donors and send them each an email through your personal fundraising page. Try this, start by making a donation yourself and ask others to match it. We have created three sample email templates to get you started!
Have someone that wants to make a gift via check? No problem! Send them the Support Me Donation Form along with their check. All the information that we need to get the donation applied towards your fundraising goal is on this form.
MAKE IT PERSONAL
When you have someone in your community you are raising in honor or memory of, it can be easier to inspire others to action. Let everyone know who you are raising money in honor of. A real-life story makes your fundraising personal.
ASK EVERY DAY
Ask one person each day to make a contribution. If you get five $20 gifts you will have raised $100 in less than a week! Cancer is an issue that affects us all, and most people are happy to donate – even in tough economic times. Don’t just assume the answer is no; give everyone the opportunity to be a part of the cause by making a tax-deductible donation.
SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Social Media is a fun, fast, and easy way to turn friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors into donors. Think big and use your social media outlets to tap into a whole new network of people beyond just your immediate contacts. You’ll be surprised at the extra donations that can come in just by sharing your personal fundraising page on social media. Here is a link to great ways to use Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for your fundraising. #HeroForHope #IAmAHero
TALK IT UP
Ask for a few minutes on the agenda of any meetings you’ll be attending. Explain why you are raising money for Huntsman Cancer Institute and ask for everyone’s support. If you are dedicating your efforts to someone who has cancer- tell that person’s story. Will your company allow you to write something for your company newsletter? Look for different avenues to let people know you are raising funds for cancer research.
THANK YOUR DONORS
Please don’t forget to thank your donors! You can send them a handwritten note, email, text, give them a call, or even recognize them on social media. It’s important to appreciate your supporters and let them know their contribution is valued. .
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